So its been over a year since I had to give away Samson. I hate myself to this day for giving him away since the lady barely had him 2 months before she traded him off for a QH.
Ohhh if murder wasn't illegal...
Anyway, I'll admit that some days go by and I don't even think about him but lately for some reason I've felt very worried about him. I was almost in tears last night because I missed him so much. I asked Bonnie (the lady I gave him to) how Samson was doing and she said that he was doing great, his new owners were using him as a single carriage pull. Since he's shorter than the other drafts he would look odd doing double even though he wouldn't have a problem pulling double.
I met the lady once, very briefly and I called her once asking how Sam was doing and if she wouldn't mind if I stopped by some time to say hi to him. She was very short and wouldn't allow me out to see him. She said I could see him when he was out doing carriage rides but never told me when or where he would be.
I'm sure he's doing fine but I can't help but worry about him and miss him to death. Currently I'm not in a situation where I could purchase another horse and IMO leasing is a waste of money. The money I put into a monthly lease could be used to save up for a horse of my own.
I do take riding lessons weekly so I still get time around horses but its just not the same as having one of your own.
How did you all cope? (Those of you who had to sell your horse and weren't able to get one for a long period of time).